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Old 03-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #76
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Just bought my Uly in Jan, just over 600 miles on it. Have owned many bikes before but not since my '87 FZR 1000 have I fallen in love with a bike. This Uly is a special kind of bike. The feel, the shaking, the laser quick handling, and most of all it's the ATTITUDE!!! This is a man's bike, full of testosterone!
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:27 PM   #77
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Got a little 'hands on' today with the new Uly....put the tank bag on, checked fluids, got familiar, pulled the 77 plug and the others, greased and re tied everything back....adjusted the bars, warmed it up, couldn't stop it from heading down the driveway so gave in and rode it a few miles.....windscreen useless......otherwise, totally impressed, fast, nice balance, quick handling, comfortable, vibes go away quickly.....love it!
Question...is the larger windscreen from HD worth it? He told me $125 roughly...should I go with aftermarket?


I'm gonna love this thing, I can tell......
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:36 PM   #78
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Got a little 'hands on' today with the new Uly....put the tank bag on, checked fluids, got familiar, pulled the 77 plug and the others, greased and re tied everything back....adjusted the bars, warmed it up, couldn't stop it from heading down the driveway so gave in and rode it a few miles.....windscreen useless......otherwise, totally impressed, fast, nice balance, quick handling, comfortable, vibes go away quickly.....love it!
Question...is the larger windscreen from HD worth it? He told me $125 roughly...should I go with aftermarket?


I'm gonna love this thing, I can tell......

I know you want the bigger windshield but if you give it a chance, the stock screen is designed that way for a reason. With a full face helmet it works pretty good and helps keep the large frontal area smaller.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:11 AM   #79
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Check out Palmer products or Madstad for alternative shield ideas. Larger and adjustable..
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:22 AM   #80
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Jealous

I'm a bit jealous. I had my '06 Uly for 6 months. I have rated it the 2nd worst bike I have ever owned (next to a 650 Savage). I spend the entire 6 months trying to make it more comfortable. I tried endlessly to get rid of the vibration. It was horrible. The studder at low RPM was surprising for a new bike. I wanted to love the Uly but with all the hang ups and no solutions in sight I finally sold it in favor of a Concours 14. My final straw was when I took my wife on a 250 mile trip in preparation for a 3000 mile upcomming trip. She nearly cried at the thought of having to spend 8 days on the Uly. We took the trip on the Concours 14 and she never complained once. Sometimes I think I got a lemon. I could never see how I could put 20,000+ miles on the Uly like some guys do.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:42 AM   #81
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I have a Madstad on my 06 and its great. Im 6"3" and get 0 buffeting.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:19 PM   #82
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I'm a bit jealous. I had my '06 Uly for 6 months. I have rated it the 2nd worst bike I have ever owned (next to a 650 Savage). I spend the entire 6 months trying to make it more comfortable. I tried endlessly to get rid of the vibration. It was horrible. The studder at low RPM was surprising for a new bike. I wanted to love the Uly but with all the hang ups and no solutions in sight I finally sold it in favor of a Concours 14. My final straw was when I took my wife on a 250 mile trip in preparation for a 3000 mile upcomming trip. She nearly cried at the thought of having to spend 8 days on the Uly. We took the trip on the Concours 14 and she never complained once. Sometimes I think I got a lemon. I could never see how I could put 20,000+ miles on the Uly like some guys do.
Wow, thats not good.....i've only put five miles on it so its early for me.....I was acually looking at C14s when I ran across this Uly......I love the new Connies I'll give this my best shot, see what happens.......good luck with yours...
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:51 PM   #83
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I'm a bit jealous. I had my '06 Uly for 6 months. I have rated it the 2nd worst bike I have ever owned (next to a 650 Savage). I spend the entire 6 months trying to make it more comfortable. I tried endlessly to get rid of the vibration. It was horrible. The studder at low RPM was surprising for a new bike. I wanted to love the Uly but with all the hang ups and no solutions in sight I finally sold it in favor of a Concours 14. My final straw was when I took my wife on a 250 mile trip in preparation for a 3000 mile upcomming trip. She nearly cried at the thought of having to spend 8 days on the Uly.
Out of curiosity, what comfort issues did you and your wife have?
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:14 AM   #84
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Yeah the bike vibrates a little at idle and slow speeds but they are never a problem. Ive read complaints on here from a very small amount people being totally anal about vibrations in the foot pegs, its barely noticeable.

As for riding 2 up it is extremely comfortable and my wife loves riding on it. Theres so much room my daughter can fit between us. I finally obtained the gel pad for the triple tail, we will try it tomorrow.

I love the ulysses I cant wait to get sme tkc80s.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:18 AM   #85
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I'm a bit jealous. I had my '06 Uly for 6 months. I have rated it the 2nd worst bike I have ever owned (next to a 650 Savage). I spend the entire 6 months trying to make it more comfortable. I tried endlessly to get rid of the vibration. It was horrible. The studder at low RPM was surprising for a new bike. I wanted to love the Uly but with all the hang ups and no solutions in sight I finally sold it in favor of a Concours 14. My final straw was when I took my wife on a 250 mile trip in preparation for a 3000 mile upcomming trip. She nearly cried at the thought of having to spend 8 days on the Uly. We took the trip on the Concours 14 and she never complained once. Sometimes I think I got a lemon. I could never see how I could put 20,000+ miles on the Uly like some guys do.
There is no doubt that this bike is not for everyone...buuuttttt????? I have never heard anyone of any size complain about the "comfort" of the Uly. Are the 06's quirky as hell, for sure, but hands down one of the best seats ever put on a bike. And, being 6'4" the riding position is sweet with some quick bar/control adjustments.

Was this a bike you bought new? If it was shuddering badly sounds like your dealer did not have it properly sorted.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:43 AM   #86
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I'm a bit jealous. I had my '06 Uly for 6 months. I have rated it the 2nd worst bike I have ever owned (next to a 650 Savage). I spend the entire 6 months trying to make it more comfortable. I tried endlessly to get rid of the vibration. It was horrible. The studder at low RPM was surprising for a new bike. I wanted to love the Uly but with all the hang ups and no solutions in sight I finally sold it in favor of a Concours 14. My final straw was when I took my wife on a 250 mile trip in preparation for a 3000 mile upcomming trip. She nearly cried at the thought of having to spend 8 days on the Uly. We took the trip on the Concours 14 and she never complained once. Sometimes I think I got a lemon. I could never see how I could put 20,000+ miles on the Uly like some guys do.
Have heard issues of folks having trouble with vibrations every once in a while, But never a comfort issue. My wife has more than once nearly fallen asleep on the back during a 2-3 hour ride. SHE is the reason we chose the uly over the tiger, gs, strom etc, was because it felt so comftorable to her. BUt to each their own, different strokes and all that.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #87
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spare fuel

I found these canisters from local store. So i got 10 liters more when riding roads not so near gas stations. I know, color is terrible... I wonder if some spaycan paint will stick/stay on them. Now that they are new, i think only clean them and paint some primer or what?
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:47 AM   #88
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I found these canisters from local store. So i got 10 liters more when riding roads not so near gas stations. I know, color is terrible... I wonder if some spaycan paint will stick/stay on them. Now that they are new, i think only clean them and paint some primer or what?
That looks really cool (and I like the color)! Can you post more pictures of the mount set up and manufacturer info? They probably aren't for sale in the States but maybe on the net.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:58 AM   #89
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I found these canisters from local store. So i got 10 liters more when riding roads not so near gas stations. I know, color is terrible... I wonder if some spaycan paint will stick/stay on them. Now that they are new, i think only clean them and paint some primer or what?
That seems to serve the purpose, but I must ask, knowing how hot a uly gets.. Is it actually safe to be mounted that close to a couple big bore, high temp cylinders and exhaust header?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:51 PM   #90
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That seems to serve the purpose, but I must ask, knowing how hot a uly gets.. Is it actually safe to be mounted that close to a couple big bore, high temp cylinders and exhaust header?
I think i have 3 inch clear to headers, but i might add some insulation behind the canister :)





red450, i made them DIY :(
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